Monday, 21 January 2008


Unhappiness among Save ITV News campaigners over Ofcom's attempts to hear what real people think of their draft plan for the year ahead... Top of Ofcom's list for the next twelve months is whether to back ITV's plans to cut regional news programmes from 17 to 9 - including merging ITV Border and Tyne Tees. Why then, our friends in the north cry, are NONE of the meetings Ofcom has scheduled to debate its plan for the year ahead in regions outside London. Visits to the nations will take place, but for the whole of England there will be just two briefings - both in London. Mysterious references to potential visits to Birmingham and Norwich have vanished without trace...Its no wonder campaigners fear regional news is not safe in Ofcom's hands...

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